Journalist Matt Law of The Telegraph has now shared a big Tottenham Hotspur managerial update in the last 48 hours, and it involves Brighton boss Graham Potter.
The Lowdown: Spurs eye Pochettino reunion?
Since rumours started to emerge of Paris-Saint Germain’s interest in bringing Spurs head coach Antonio Conte to the French capital, a potential return to N17 for Mauricio Pochettino has been touted by the press.
A sort-of managerial swap deal between Conte and the Argentine is allegedly on the cards despite club hierarchy having reservations over bringing Pochettino back to Hotspur Way.
However, the 50-year-old isn’t the only coach on Spurs’ mind if they do in fact their current boss, with Law now sharing an interesting update.
The Latest: Law makes big Potter claim…
According to The Telegraph’s reliable source, Seagulls boss Potter is now emerging as a favourite to replace Conte if the latter man were to leave.
Lilywhites chiefs view Potter as an alternative to Pochettino and it is believed that the Premier League manager could be prompted to ‘consider an approach’ from Tottenham.
This is due to the potential exits of star Brighton duo Marc Cucurella and Yves Bissouma with sporting director Dan Ashworth also already gone.
The Verdict: Standout?
While Pochettino is arguably the most obvious target given his proven top level experience, knowledge of Spurs and affection for the club – we believe Potter stands out as the best alternative if Conte does leave.
Lauded as a ‘world class‘ manager by former Liverpool star Adam Lallana, the 46-year-old has worked wonders yet again this season at the Amex with Brighton comfortably safe from relegation yet again.
He’s also received lofty praise for his open, exciting brand of attacking football down south with Man City boss Pep Guardiola having waxed lyrical over the ‘gentleman’ Potter and his brilliant tactical set up (The Argus).
Alasdair Gold, commenting on Spurs’ links to the Englishman after Jose Mourinho’s dismissal, revealed that members of the Lilywhites squad actually hold Potter in high esteem – with Brighton’s style of play leaving a ‘lasting impression’ (Twitter).
We believe supporters certainly shouldn’t discount him as an option.
In other news: ‘Expected to leave’ – Fabrizio Romano says Conte could lose ‘monster’ Spurs player, find out more here.
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